Intel Pentium G5400 Gold - Bottleneck on GTX 1050?

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So I’ve been searching for a budget gaming pc and looked to these specs

Pentium G5400
GT 1030 OC
1X8GB RAM

with some extra money on the budget was wondering if the cpu could handle a GTX 1050, or even better a GTX 1050 Ti

Didn’t know if this would be a bottleneck, and also, would a 450W PSU be suitable if I wanted to try OC’ing


Thanks in advance for any replies
 
I'm using a GTX 1050 with an A8-7600, and assuming this benchmark comparison is true, you should be fine - http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Pentium-Gold-G5400-vs-AMD-A8-7600-APU-2014-DKa/m484278vsm14050

I would avoid the 1030 unless your gfx needs are quite low - http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1050-vs-Nvidia-GT-1030/3650vsm283726

UserBench has classifications for different system speeds (e.g. sail boat, speed boat) - http://www.userbenchmark.com/Faq/What-are-the-UBM-performance-classifications/93

They don't mean much, but:

With onboard gfx, my system was a 'Tree trunk' ( :D ), and after the 1050 upgrade it's now a 'Sail boat'.

Looking at other builds of the G5400 with the GT 1030, they tend to be 'Surfboard' or 'Raft', while with the GTX 1050, they tend to be 'Jet Ski'.

Or you can play with the builds, and compare parts - http://www.userbenchmark.com/PCBuilder/Custom/S0-M484278.283726.19175.39279.104952vsS0-M484278.191450.19175.39279.104952?tab=SSD

(RAM, SSD and HDD guessing)
 

TerryLaze

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I have a g4560 with a 1050ti and I wish I could afford a better GPU for my 1080p/60 monitor.
I play most games a med/high to get the highest FPS.
And yes sure, there are some games that use way more CPU than they should and have bad FPS even on high end CPUs and the g4560 will be the bottleneck for those games but those badly coded games are few and far between.
 

SkyStormy

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G5400 Gold is basically 7th generation and early core i3. It has 2 cores, and 4 threads. Core i3 had always been paired with mid range graphics cards like 1050 and 1050 ti. so it should definitely work.
 

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